ZRL gets $120m grant for rehabilitation

GOVERNMENT has released a US$120 million grant to Zambia Railways Limited (ZRL) to enable the railway firm to rehabilitate the railway network, chief executive officer Clive Chirwa has said.
Professor Chirwa has also announced that the railway firm would introduce fast trains to operate on the south-north route.
He said following the release of the funds, rehabilitation of the railway line would commence soon.
Prof Chirwa said apart from reconstruction of the rail track, ZRL would build another railway line alongside the existing one from Chingola to Livingstone.
He was speaking in Livingstone on Tuesday when he featured on Falls FM Radio’s Special Edition of the Seventh Floor programme.
“We already received a grant of $120 million money from the Government. We know just rehabilitation is not good enough because we need to build a railway line of tomorrow to a standard of moving locomotives and trains,” he said.